Calliblepharis Kützing, 1843, nom. cons.
Lectotype species: Calliblepharis ciliata (Hudson) Kützing
Original publication: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, -142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
Type designated in: Schmitz, F. (1889). Systematische Übersicht der bisher bekannten Gattungen der Florideen. Flora oder Allgemeine botanische Zeitung 72: 435-456, pl. XXI.
Description: Plants reach 30 cm in length and are either flattened throughout or have at least the main axes flattened. Most species are anchored by a characteristic fibrous base. The medulla is not filamentous, but appears uniformly pseudoparenchymatous and undifferentiated from the inner cortex, surrounding the generally distinct central axial filament. Gonimoblasts develop in association with a basal, small-celled nutritive tissue, and lack a central fusion cell. Carposporangia form in chains, and protuberant, non-ostiolate cystocarps occur in proliferations on the thallus. Tetrasporangia are sometimes confined to proliferous branches and are either terminal or intercalary, depending on the species.
Information contributed by: G.T. Kraft. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2020-12-26 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIA - Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). pp. -508, 167 figs, 4 pls, 4 maps. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
Comments: Distribution: The type and a second species, C. jubata (Goodenough and Woodward) Kützing, occur in the north-eastern Atlantic from the British Isles to Mauritania and the Mediterranean Sea. Other species are from South Africa, Brazil and southern Australia. The latter species has been studied in detail by Min-Thein and Womersley (1976).
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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 December 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 08 December 2022